Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Wait Write Here

Yesterday I took a writer’s mini-retreat. Unfortunately, it was a 5-hour visit to the ER with my daughter. She’s fine. I’m tired. But I did learn something yesterday (aside from the fact that all of the doctors at the ER … Continue reading

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Be a More Successful Writer: Five Things Editors Wish You Knew

Five Things Editors Wish You Knew By Rochelle Melander Never throw up on an editor. —Ellen Datlow I have edited a quarterly periodical for 12 years. In addition, I edit books for both publishing houses and private clients. Over the … Continue reading

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Question Everything

I’m delighted to welcome to the blog my editor and the March Write Now! Mastermind guest, Melissa Anne Wuske. I met Melissa just about a year ago, when she began editing my book, Write-A-Thon. Melissa has great advice for all … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: Web Writing

Most writers dream of building a business that both pays the bills and rocks their world. Niki Robinson of Robinson Writers has done just that. I met Niki Robinson two years ago at WriteCamp Milwaukee. When Niki told me about … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Fruit Bowl Project

A few years ago, a bookseller at Boswell Book Company told me about The Fruit Bowl Project: 50 ways to tell a story by Sarah Durkee. In this novel, rock superstar Nick Thompson visits an eighth-grade writing class to talk … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

Dealing with Rejection By Rochelle Melander This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can appreciate my work’ and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Metaphor Brainstorm!

Metaphor Brainstorm by Rochelle Melander Metaphors. According to my Merriam-Webster‘s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition), a metaphor is: “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of … Continue reading

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Balcony Space can Improve Your Writing Life

Balcony Space & The Writing Life by Rochelle Melander Business leaders have to be able to view patterns as if they were on a balcony. It does them no good to be swept into the field of action. —Ron Heifetz … Continue reading

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